Adding the security industry to the list of high risk industries under the Health and Safety Reform Act would be the best memorial for slain 22-year-old Charanpreet Singh Dhaliwal, Te Atatu MP Phil Twyford says.
“A coroner has just issued his findings on the death of the young security guard at a construction site in West Auckland in 2011.
Government Ministers have an obligation to meet the Kiribati-Tuvalu delegation bringing a petition to Parliament today in support of Ioane Teitiota who is facing deportation along with his wife and New Zealand-born children, Labour’s MP for Te Atatū Phil Twyford says.
“This family are devastated at the prospect of being shipped back to Kiribati; a place their kids have never lived and which is sinking below sea level.
The main impact of the Government’s agreement with Auckland Council today will be simply to delay still further decisions needed to relieve the city’s traffic congestion, says Labour’s Auckland Issues Spokesperson, Phil Goff.
“Government has been aware for more than six years that Auckland’s population is outstripping the ability of its transport infrastructure to cope.
A study showing Auckland has scant protection for its heritage trees and its limited remaining bush coverage highlights the need for a law change, says Labour’s Auckland Issues Spokesperson, Phil Goff.
“The study reinforces public concerns in March about the proposed felling of a centuries old Kauri tree in Titirangi, with Council granting a non-notified consent for its destruction.
The depth and breadth of leadership of youth throughout Manurewa, which has been recognized at the Youth Week Award ceremony held at Parliament this week, should make the community extremely proud, Manurewa Labour MP Louisa Wall says.
“The 'Limitless Youth Leadership Group', which operates within the innovative Manurewa Marae-based programme Taiohi Whai Oranga and won Youth Group Award, are an incredible bunch of youth leaders who continue to break stereotypes, support youth in the community and be themselves. They are continuously developing new initiatives and events that they believe are beneficial for other youth in the community.
It is with sincere sadness that the Labour Party conveys its sympathies and condolences to the bereaved family of Dorothy Jelicich who passed away last night at the age of 87 years, says the MP for Mangere, Su’a William Sio.
“Dorothy has been a long-time resident of Mangere, a friend and loyal supporter of myself and the Labour Party.”
The Prime Minister’s by-election promise to double lane the road between Northland’s iconic Darby and Joan kauri trees has been contradicted by officials, Labour’s spokesperson Phil Twyford says.
The NZ Transport Agency has told a media outlet that not all 10 bridges named by the Government for double-laning are currently in NZTA's sights, with one, the Darby and Joan bridge, investigated “only for strengthening and other resilience improvements”.
Labour is pledging to introduce legislation to provide automatic protection to heritage trees to ensure situations such as the one in Auckland where a decades old Kauri came close to being felled by property developers doesn’t happen again.
“An overwhelming majority of Aucklanders wanted this tree saved,” Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Goff said.